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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

{ meet my new 'baby'....}

All I can do is stand there and stare...
His beauty is mesmerizing to me.

Peter cam home with him last night~
He is approx. 5 years young
(Peacocks live for a very long time)

His regal tail feathers are almost 5 feet long!
and he is sweet & gentle...

I will be spoiling this living masterpiece rotten!!!

We've yet to name him...
any suggestions?

I do know that I will be immortalizing him
in a sampler...
what better way to be remembered
...than to be stitched with needle & thread?


the morning is already showing signs of a gorgeous day~
after morning errands and some cleaning of the farmhouse,
you will find me in my shop-garden...
pulling 'volunteers' and talking sweetly to the herbs...
then I will begin stitching on a new sampler that I designed last week,


"A Plump Wife"

new NP patterns WILL be posted too!

Hoping that you will enjoy your day,
revel in the beauty of Nature
...and every living thing....

Blessings from the Farm,


  1. Oooohhhhh!!!! He is amazing, I LOVE peacocks, they are so elegant. Not sure about a name....I will ponder on that one and get back with ya!

  2. Congrats on your new baby Lori. As for a name, my first thought was *Baron* (he who possesses great power or influence). Why? Because he's a peacock:)

    Your Plump Wife sounds intriguing, I'm always a huge fan of more plumpness:)


  3. Wow, he is absolutely beautiful...I love the color of his feathers. You're so lucky!! Can't wait to see your new patterns.

  4. He is absolutely gorgeous! I can't think of a name, but he certainly deserves something special.

    Can't wait to see Plump Wife.

  5. Pekoe

    You like tea yes? It's soothing like his colors yes?

    Pekoe Peacock :-)

    He is beautiful!

    Lori Ann

  6. Oh he is awesome! How about naming him Isley (because the Isley Brothers sang Shake A Tail Feather LOL). Just kidding but everytime I see a peacock I think of that song! I can't wait to see A Plump Wife and your upcoming sampler with your new beauty!

  7. Now we have another reason to visit you!!! He is gorgeous! I love the sounds peacocks make.
    My name suggestion is "Prince Plume".

  8. Steve's suggestion is "Rajah" because the throne of India was the "Peacock Throne".

  9. Oh wow, now that's a pet bird!! LOL I have to show my husband, he thinks I'm nuts with 4 little birds! He's beautiful, congratulations!

  10. Beautiful bird! I couldn't think of a name, so I called in my littlest man (he turned 6 yesterday). Now keep in mind that everything he names seems to end in "y" - so he chose "Spotty". Why? Because he has spots all over him mama!

  11. Your new baby is beautiful. I would love to see a picture of his tail feathers up. They look so pretty when they are down and I would like to see them in all their glory. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Hi is beautiful! When I was little, we had a neighbor that had peacocks. I just LOVED them & like you, have always been mesmerized with their beauty.

  13. Wow! He's a real beauty! If I can think of a good name, I'll let you know. Look forward to seeing the new sampler.

  14. Wowie! He really is a beauty! You have some wonderful suggestions for names... howabout "Roy" (short for royal)... Roy says "I'm proud, but still grounded"... ;-) I'm already thinking I'm going to love the "plump wife" sampler! LOL!

  15. He is beautiful. Peacocks remind me of the birth/infancy of my first child - we lived one street over from a children's petting farm that had peacocks and it seemed I heard their call day and night. It was very comforting.

    Love the title of your newest release!!

  16. Now he's one awesome fella! What a great pet he will be.

  17. Wow, your peacock is beautiful. I can't wait to see how you memorialize him in stitchery. How about Picasso?

  18. he is just so lucky you are!

  19. He is beautiful Lori, spoil him rotten...that's what they are for!Can't wait to see him... and everyone else! Talk later xxoo
    P.S. Your name will be very fitting!

  20. His Majesty....because I think he will rule the barnyard very soon. What a wonderful Easter gift - Peter is truly a "keeper"...Judy

  21. How cool. I never knew anyone that had a pet peacock. How about Picasso for a name? Have fun and enjoy your new friend.

  22. What a beautiful bird! His colors are magnificent.

  23. Wow Lori!!! He's gorgeous and I know you'll love having him! What a great addition to your farm! I keep thinking Ruthin cause Ruthin Castle in Wales has Peacocks. Then again, Ruthin is kind of a girly name for a boy...anyway, he reminds me of jewels and gemstones!

  24. Love your peacock he is a beauty or maybe I should say handsome..Can't wait to see your new sampler..

  25. I am soooooo impressed! Your talent is amazing!
    Keep up the creative work.



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